heddy's sound is a world of its own. marking his own territory, heddy sails through a sea of extended techniques with nonchalent ease. and if god is vibration that created the world, heddy is the lungs that call out to awaken. a call for the joy of unadultered sound, wild and raucous, quiet and subtle. it is bouts of overtones bubbling to the surface with bursts and clapotis. it is the driving pulse drilling through the darkest night. it is splashes of paint on a raw wall. it is listening to a breath of air in the silent night.
outside a beautiful technique, heddy is also an excellent improviser and a good friend. a social vortex of musicians, event organiser, and label manager engaged with his heart in the art of free playing.
with him at the bar, the ship of free improv will not sink in a sea of capitalist agendas.
rv, on 18 01 2010